International conference on Libya held in Italy

The international community reiterates its commitment to help Libya at political and security level

The international community reiterates its commitment to help Libya at political and security level

ROME - Representatives from thirty five countries and seven international agencies took part in an international ministerial conference in support of Libya in Rome on Thursday.

Speaking during a press conference the Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini said Libya is not alone during a long, hard and sometimes slow democratic transition process and international partners are ready to help.

The aim of the conference was to reaffirm international support to Libyan authorities, which have been struggling to consolidate control over militias and widespread unrest ever since Moammar Gaddafi was ousted in 2011.

The first of the conference was held in Paris in February last year. Mohamed Abdulaziz, the Libyan foreign minister, said a national dialogue process has started in Libya, adding a real peace is not possible without participation of all sections of society.

They agreed on a meeting in Turkey in the following days so as to monitor implementation of concrete initiatives concerning governance and security.

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